The Internet is a funny place.
Based on the reaction to the Kickstarter campaign and subsequent trailers and images from the forthcoming "Veronica Mars" movie, you'd think that just about everyone who is anyone was a huge fan of the show that ran for three short seasons on The UPN/CW. Well, that's just not the case. It's a cult sensation for a reason. And that reason is barely anybody ever watched it. Well, thanks to a recent deal with Amazon Prime, you can instantly catch up on the entire series -- before the movie comes out!
Amazon announced today (via Coming Soon) that the three seasons of the beloved series, which starred Kristen Bell as a teenage private eye, would be available exclusively through the Prime Instant Video service (available on a number of devices and platforms).
"The 'Veronica Mars' series has been popular on DVD and Amazon Instant Video for years, so we know how much Amazon customers love this iconic television show," said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition, in a prepared statement. "We are excited to become the exclusive subscription streaming home for 'Veronica Mars' and to be able to offer the entire TV series to Prime members to enjoy at no additional charge. With the movie coming on March 14, both die-hard fans and new viewers can easily catch-up on this great show."
And if you haven't seen the series, you really should -- creator Rob Thomas crafts fully believable characters and places them in familiar, film noir-y situations and settings. In the first two seasons, Veronica investigates a single crime throughout the entire season, while solving smaller mysteries along the way. In the third season, it's not a giant crime but three smaller ones that she investigates and puts to rest (can you say "network interference?") But all three seasons are worth watching, especially in anticipation of the feature film, which we're really quite jazzed about.
"Veronica Mars" (the movie) is out on March 14. "Veronica Mars" (the TV show) is available on Prime Instant Video right now.